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John Oliver

Engineer - Development



  John Oliver
Your education should be in mostly the areas of science and engineering. You should have an interest in solving problems. Design skills would be of benefit. You should have your own initiative and have the confidence to present information and results in front of a technical or management team on a regular basis. You need to communicate with a wide range of people both within the Irish site and world-wide to get the job done. You need to be willing to ask questions and be in charge of your own development.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Galway Community College

Cabinet Making & Construction Studies

Code:  ACADX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Career Sectors related to this course:
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
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